The song of the traveler el canto del viajero rizal

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“The Song of the Traveler” (El Canto del Viajero)-Rizal wrote this heart-warming poem because of hisjoy in receiving the gladsome news from MalacañangJuly 31, 1896- Rizal’s four-year exile in Dapitan came to an end -Midnight of that date, Rizal embarked onboard the steamer EspañaAs farewell music, the town brass band strangely played the dolorous Funeral March of Chopin. Rizalmust have felt it deeply, for with his presentment of death, it seemed an obsequy or a regimenRizal wrote in his diary, “I have been in that district four years, thirteen days and a few hours”LAST TRIP ABROAD (1896)-No longer an exile, Rizal had a pleasant trip from Dapitan to Manila, with delightful stopovers in Dumaguete, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, and RomblonIsla de Luzon-a regular steamer that Rizal missed which sailed to Spain the day before he arrived inManila BayCastilla- a Spanish cruiser wherein Rizal was kept as a “guest” on boardAugust 26, 1896- Andres Bonifacio and the Katipunan raised the cry of revolution in the hills ofBalintawak, a few miles north of ManilaSeptember 3, 1896- Rizal left for Spain on the steamer Isla de PanayJuly 31, 1896- Rizal left Dapitan at midnight on board the España sailed northwardAugust 1, 1896- at dawn of Saturday, it anchored at Dumaguete, capitan of Negros Oriental-“Dumaguete” wrote Rizal in his travel diary “spreads out on the beach. There are big houses, some withgalvanized iron roofing. Outstanding are the house of a lady, whose name I have forgotten, which is occupied by thegovernment and another one just begun with many ipil postHerrero Regidor- Rizal friend and former classmate, who was the judge of the province, DumagueteThe España left Dumaguete about 1:00pmand reached Cebu the following morning“In Cebu, Rizal wrote in his diary “I did two operations of strabotomy, one operation on the ears andanother of tumor.”In the morning of Monday, August 3, 1896, Rizal left Cebu going to Iloilo. Rizal landed at Iloilo, wentshopping in the city and visited Molo. From Iloilo, Rizal’s ship sailed to Capiz. After a brief stopover, itproceeded towards Manila via RomblonAugust 6, 1896- morning of Thursday, the España arrived in Manila BayRizal was not able to catch the mail ship Isla de Luzon for Spainbecause it had departed the previousday at 5:00pmNear midnight of the same day, August 6, Rizal was transferred to the Spanish cruiser Castilla, by order ofGovernor General Ramon Blanco. He was given good accommodation by the gallant captain, EnriqueSantaloAugust 6 to September 2, 1896 , Rizal stayed on the cruiser pending the availability of Spain-boundsteamerOUTBREAK OF PHILIPPINE REVOLUTIONAugust 19, 1896- the Katipunan plot to overthrow Spanish rule by means of revolution was discovered byFray Mariano Gil, Augustinian cura of TondoAugust 26, 1896- the “Cry of Balintawakwhich raised by Bonifacio and his valiant KatipunerosAugust 30, 1896- sunrise, the revolutionists led by Bonifacio and Jacinto attacked San Juan, near the
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